New Family Play Area Almost Complete

New Family Play Area Our team has been working hard to convert the former Rocky Mountain Elk Enclosure into a large family play area. Elements in the space will include a log fort, sled hill, larger zip-line, play bear den, eagle’s nest and a hammock village. We can’t wait to share it with you. Watch…

Support Us by Going to Boatwerks

Boatwerks Fundraiser During the month of August, Boatwerks is offering a special red sangria with $3 of every purchase going to help support the ODC Network. They are helping us continue to offer a free nature experience to visitors when people come to our 155 acre site on the south side of Holland. Don’t forget…

Summer is not over!

Upcoming Community Programs Summer isn’t over yet. There are still plenty of things you can check off of your summer bucket list. From River Encounters to Stroller Struts and Banquet for the Birds and Women in Nature, there are fun things to do for the whole family at the Outdoor Discovery Center. Check out our…

Job Openings

Job Opportunities with the ODC Network There are several job openings right now with the ODC Network. We are looking for both a lead teacher and assistant teacher at Little Hawks Discovery Preschool. Additionally we are looking for a Lead Childcare Provider for our staff childcare facility. Check out the job postings below and send…

Summer is Here!

Summer Programming We have transitioned our programming to summer! Look for programs offered by our naturalist staff offered throughout the week. You will also find that the Visitors Center is now open on Sundays from 12-4 pm. We look forward to a fun summer exploring the natural world with you and your family. Community Programs…

It’s Not Too Late to Sign up for Summer Camps

Camps for kids 2018 There are still openings in several camps for kids 9 years old and up. Children will have great adventures in ODC Explorers Camp, learn how to shoot in Introduction to Archery, explore area waterways in Kayak Camp (Session 2) and learn how make fires, cordage, and other fun skills in Outdoor Skills…

SBC Bird of Prey Beer Fundraiser

For the entire month of May, Saugatuck Brewing Company and the Outdoor Discovery Center are teaming up, once again, to help fundraise for the care and enrichment of the live Birds of Prey located at ODC and to help further environmental conservation efforts. This tap takeover will feature 4 beers. We also will feature a…

Confiscated Wildlife Artifacts

New Education Artifacts We are the recent recipient of a collection of confiscated wildlife artifacts from the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Though the items are not on display yet, here’s a sample of what we plan to use for a seasonal display and special programs.

Project Clarity Community Update

  Join us for the Project Clarity Community Update Project Clarity is recognizing the 5 year mark since the roll out of the Project Clarity Comprehensive Restoration Plan. Please join us for the annual Project Clarity Community Update on Thursday May 24, 2018, 7:30 to 9 AM at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant. Breakfast will be hosted by the DeVos and…

Try Hops Community Pizza this April!

Try Hops Community Pizza this April! We have the privilege of being the recipient of Hops at 84 East’s Community Pizza for the third year in a row! For the entire month of April, Hops will donate $5 from each community pizza purchased to the ODC. Stop by, enjoy the delicious community pizza and spend…